HESP Union Teams Up with Houston ISD on Riding Reading Program

The Houston Educational Support Personnel Union, our local affiliate for support employees in Houston ISD, on April 1 kicked off a new Riding Reading Program in collaboration with the district that will get transportation workers involved in efforts to promote literacy for the students riding their school buses. HESP Union President Wretha Thomas announced that bus attendants during the week of April 13 will be reading to the special-needs children they accompany to school and back each day. Said Thomas:  “These employees are excited to play their part” as the school personnel who see these students first and last every school day. She added: “We look forward to expanding this program further by allowing the bus drivers and attendants to read to these same students at the schools between their bus runs and breaks.”